David R. Olan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Olan Law
 | 212 Marine Street, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-566-0010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

David R. Olan is a partner in Olan Law, a personal injury firm located in Santa Monica, California. The son of a personal injury attorney, David Olan learned the family business at a young age. With a single-mindedness that is rare even for an attorney, he built a solid reputation on outstanding results. He considers the highest compliment to be how often he is referred cases by other California leading attorneys.

David Olan has been recognized by a number of organizations for his successes. Many of his verdicts and settlements have resulted in multimillion-dollar awards to his clients. David Olan's cases involve issues such as product liability, wrongful death, car accidents, premises liability, dog bites, construction accidents, discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

In addition to publishing and speaking on litigation matters, David is the 2012 - 2013 president of the Santa Monica Bar Association, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

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About David Olan

Admitted 1989, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.olanlaw.com/section.asp/csasp/DepartmentID.992/cs...

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2011 - 2016
  • Moot Court, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Semi-Finalist, Moot Court, Law & Motion, 1988
  • Semi-Finalist, Moot Court, 3 CSSAP, 1987
  • 10/10 Avvo Rating
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Santa Monica Bar Association, President, 2012 - 2013
  • California State Bar, 1989
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1997 - 2004
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1998
  • Founder, Association of Surfing Lawyers
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1990
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Member of Executive Committee and Legal Issues Team, Malibu Chapter, Surfrider Foundation
  • Life Rolls On, Advisory Board Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • T.E. Miller Supplement: Construction, Defect & Land Subsidiary Litigation 1990, Wiley Law, New York, New York, 1990

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $2.4 Million Settlement for Child Sexual Abuse in a Foster Care Facility
  • $2.8 Million Settlement for Personal Injuries Received in a Construction Accident.
  • $300,000 Settlement in a Wrongful Termination case
  • $300,000 Settlement in a Premises Liability and Assault & Battery case for Wrongful Death
  • $321,000 Verdict in a Premises Liability case for Serious Personal Injuries
  • $385,000 Settlement in a Premises Liability and Trip and Fall case for Serious Personal Injuries
  • $405,000 Settlement in a Premises Liability and Wrongful Death case
  • $500,000 Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries in a Truck Accident
  • $500,000+ Settlement in an Insurance Bad Faith case
  • $505,000 Settlement in a Brain Injury case due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $545,000 Settlement in a Product Liability case
  • $585,000 Arbitration Award in a Motor Vehicle Accident case
  • $600,000 Verdict in a Wrongful Death case
  • $640,000 Arbitration Award against Farmers Insurance for insurance bad faith in an Uninsured Motorist Case for Serious Personal Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $900,000 Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
  • $1 Million Verdict for a Pedestrian with Serious Personal Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1.1 Million Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries from a Dog Bite case
  • $1.25 Million Judgement in a Premises Liability and Assault and Battery case
  • $1.4 Million Mediation for a Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1.5 Million Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident
  • $2 Million+ Settlement in Insurance Bad Faith case
  • $1.6 Million Settlement in Product Liability and Personal Injury case for a defective hot water heater resulting in extensive burns to the client
  • $3 Million Settlement in Product Liability Case for defective diet pills
  • $8 Million+ Settlement in Product Liability Case for defective tires and defective seat belts

Representative Clients:

  • People who have suffered serious personal injuries, and families who lost a loved one, because of the carelessness or negligence of another.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • International Law Society, University of San Diego School of Law
  • California Coastal Commission, Intern while at the University of San Diego School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.S. in Political Science, with an Emphasis on International Relations, 1985
  • University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Industry Groups

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Burns
  • Construction Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Paralysis
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Office Location for David R. Olan

    212 Marine Street
    Suite 100
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Phone: 310-566-0010

     

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